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New album of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings set for November release

A box set of previously unreleased recordings and studio chat by The Beatles including early hits and cover versions is to be released later this year, their record company said Friday. The tracks from radio broadcasts at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1963 and 1964 include 37 performances which…

Robot band covers The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’

Researchers at the Drexel University Engineering Lab recently showcased four of their humanoid robots doing something robots don’t typically participate in: playing in a band. And if that weren’t enough, they’re even covering The Beatles’ “Come Together,” written by John Lennon. In a video published to YouTube this week, The…

Beatles hits finally become mobile phone ringtones

Hits from The Beatles have finally joined the chorus of ringtones available for mobile phones. Catchy 30-second snippets from more than two dozen of the famed 1960s British rock band’s top tunes are available exclusively at Apple’s online iTunes shop, a message said Wednesday on official website thebeatles.com. “Fans around…

Mad Men Tuesday: Secrets, Lies, and Things Get Very Ancient Greek-ish

Well, that episode was completely packed with iconic images of the 60s that are, above all other things, forward-looking and revolutionary: the Playboy Club, NASA, the Beatles. It was also all about female sexuality, though not as thoroughly as last week’s episode was about female power. You had commodification of…

Why the paranoia isn’t completely off-base

Photo from dday. Yes, that’s a real book. I know I’m going to sound like a broken record on this, but it’s because the wingnuts keep acting like a broken record, but the yanking their kids out of school thing? It’s amusing to me that Obama is being accused of…

And now for the end of that story

When we last left the saga of Jamie’s Big Trip to Vegas, I had offered to tell the story of how I almost ruined the entire trip at the last moment. You’ll recall (if you have a very good memory) that we went to Vegas so that Jamie could see…

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